WorldViews: January, 2012

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/30/2012

China, Thailand support censorship of Twitter

Twitter will now censor tweets in some nations where the content might break laws.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Web censorship, China, Thailand

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Starbucks enters India: A suggested menu

Our proposed menu for Starbucks in India includes a real masala chai and lassis.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Tata

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Valentine’s Day canceled in Uzbekistan

Authorities in the country have planned a medieval poetry reading instead.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uzbekistan, Valentine's Day

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

This event claims to be the world's most demanding one-day survival competition. Where is it?

By Greg Linch  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Twitter joke to ‘destroy America’ gets two Brits deported from U.S.

Homeland Security detained two Brits who joked about ‘destroying America,’ and then sent them on a flight home.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Monsanto petition tells Obama: ‘Cease FDA ties to Monsanto’

A new petition is calling for the ouster of a former vice president and lobbyist for Monsanto who is a senior adviser at the FDA.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Girl Scout Cookies: A battle brewing over the boxes

Supporters are imploring people to buy Girl Scout Cookies

By Melissa Bell  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Cookies, Catholic ChurchGirl Scout Cookies: a battle brewing over the boxes

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Occupy protests gear up after violent weekend

Hundreds were arrested at protests in Oakland Saturday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy DC, police

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Mexico’s Baluarte bridge is the highest in North America

The Baluarte is the highest span in the Western Hemisphere, a record once held by U.S. bridges.

By Anup Kaphle  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/27/2012

India: From banning homosexuality to gay tourism destination in two years

Within two years of Delhi overturning a law against homosexuality, India is a hot destination site for gay tourists.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Jan Brewer’s book bump — thanks to tarmac squabble

President Obama gave Jan Brewer a publishing bump.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Aboriginal rights protesters burn Australian flag outside Parliament

Activists grabbed headlines for a second day when they marched on Parliament House in Canberra.

By Ian Saleh  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

A kid plays with a bronze statue at a train station. Tell us where this photo is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Baghdad landing by U.S. helicopter sparks rumors U.S. troops still in Iraq

A helicopter made an emergency landing in Baghdad, sparking rumors about U.S. troop presence

By Dan Morse  |  09:59 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Helicopter, U.S. embassy

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/27/2012

ACTA protests erupt in Poland

Lawmakers donned the masks of Anonymous to protest ACTA laws

By Melissa Bell  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Newt Gingrich’s lunar colony has us looking at the moon

Lunar colonys on the moon

By Melissa Bell  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Politics, Newt Gingrich, Moon

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Australian PM Julia Gillard forced to flee mob at Australia Day event

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition leader Tony Abbott were forced to wait for riot police to escort them from an Australia Day event after protesters besieged the site.

By Ian Saleh  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Interracial ad sparks controversy in South Africa

A political ad that shows a white man embracing a black woman is dominating conversation in South Africa.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Facebook, South Africa, Democratic Alliance

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

A village in Europe hosts its annual sled racing competition.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Blue Marble: planet Earth in high resolution (photo)

NASA released a new image of Earth it’s calling the most high definition image of our planet every taken.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Blue Marble, Earth

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/26/2012

‘Google thinks I am...’: Find out who Google guesses you are

Privacy changes to the giant search engine have triggered a flurry of interest in what Google knows about you.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Privacy

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Hugo Chavez’s daughter Rosines sets off furor of social media mockery

Chavez’s 14-year-old daughter, Rosines, posted a photo posing with U.S. dollars.

By Juan Forero  |  04:29 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, venezuela, hugo chavez, Rosines chavez

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012

U.S. falls 27 places in worldwide freedom of the press rankings

Reporters Without Borders released the year’s press freedom ranking, and put the United States in 47th place.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Press Freedom, Reporters Without Borders

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

People protest at an annual gathering that acts as a counterweight to the Davos summit.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Costa Concordia cruise’s American Express offer: ‘Immerse yourself’

Bad timing for American Express: A mail offer sent out to customers advertises the ill-fated Costa Concordia.

By John Kelly  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Costa Concordia, American Express, Advertising

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Solar storm blasts aurora borealis light shows (Videos, images)

Thanks to a solar storm on Tuesday, the Northern Hemisphere saw the dancing lights of the aurora borealis in full display.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Solar Storm, Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Somalia raid: President Obama’s timeline

Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted, two aid workers, were freed from Somalia after a raid by U.S. special forces.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:04 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Navy SEALs, Jessica Buchanan, Poul Hagen Thisted

Posted at 05:36 AM ET, 01/25/2012

A year later, Tahrir Square ‘still has power’

A popular uprising that began on January 25, 2011 toppled Hosni Mubarak and changed Egypt’s history.

By Leila Fadel  |  05:36 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Saul Alinsky: His political influence exhumed

The “Rules for Radicals” author’s political influence is exhumed.

By Justin Bank  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Snowy weather brings car slip ’n’ slide (Video)

A video shows a car slip ’n’ slide game outside a Utah man’s home during a snowstorm.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Solar storm passes Earth: ‘A taste of what’s going to come’ next year

Today’s storm is only the beginning of a phase of major solar activity.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Solar storm, NASA: Doug Biesecker

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

A city is covered in snow after a snowstorm. Tell us where this is.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Salman Rushdie video interview canceled amid Muslim protests

Author Salman Rushdie could not give a video interview in India after Muslim protests interrupted a literary festival.

By Simon Denyer  |  10:12 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Julian Assange starts Wikileaks TV show

Wikileaks leader Julian Assange will start a new talk show.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:58 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Julian Assange, Wikileaks

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/24/2012

State of the Union: NOAA addresses salmon joke a year later

A year after President Obama got big laughs for a salmon joke, NOAA responds

By Juliet Eilperin  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, State of the Union, President Obama

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Gabrielle Giffords finishes ‘Congress On Your Corner’ meeting

Giffords finished the Congress On Your Corner meeting as one of her last duties as a U.S. congresswoman.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Politics, Gabrielle Giffords, Congress on your Corner

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Israel-Arab youth take peace talks to Facebook

With peace talks stalled between Israel and the Arab world, a youth group hopes a virtual version will fare better

By Joel Greenberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Peace talks

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Roe v. Wade 39th anniversary brings out marchers (Photos)

On the 39th anniversary, supporters and protesters of Roe v. Wade march in Washington.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Abortion, Roe v. Wade, March for Life

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Tibet protest clash with Chinse military ends in one death, advocacy groups say

Two advocacy groups say violence broke out at a Tibetian protest Monday, resulting in one death.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Tibet, China, Dalai Lama

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Two dogs tear into each other as locals anxiously wait to see which one wins.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Birmingham hit by deadly round of storms (video)

A possible tornado killed two people and injured a 100 more in Alamaba on Monday morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Alabama, Tornado

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Mitt Romney joke on Jay Leno angers Indian Sikhs

A crack at the presidential candidate’s taxes lands Jay Leno afoul of Indian Sikhs.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Sri Darbar Sahib, Sikh, Mitt Romney, Jay Leno

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Wikipedia blackout: Lessons we learned from #altwiki

As Wikipedia and other Web sites went dark in protest of SOPA and PIPA, we tried to fill in the blanks with #altwiki. Here’s what we learned.

By David Beard  |  01:56 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Megaupload’s wealthy, anonymous executives in spotlight

The founders of Megaupload are put in the spotlight after a federal indictment

By Melissa Bell  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Tech, Department of Justice, Megaupload, Kim Dotcom

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Photo of the day: Protest rock

Radical feminists sing out against a certain leader. Who are they protesting and where?

By Greg Linch  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Salman Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’ read in India, despite reported mafia threat

A threatened mafia hit has kept Salman Rushdie from attending India’s Jaipur Literary Festival, but fellow authors are reading his book out loud.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Al-Shabaab tweets photographs of supposed kidnapped Kenyan officials

The Twitter account of the al-Qaeda affiliatted group al-Shabaab posted photographs it claimed were kidnapped Kenyan officials

By Melissa Bell  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, Twitter

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Keystone XL rejected by Obama; will Canada just sell that oil to China?

Following President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, many of the questions centered on whether that oil will now end up in China.

By Ryan Kellett  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/19/2012

London Olympics 2012: Counter-terror training with a side of chips?

In preparation for the London Olympics, police will be training burger vendors to spot possible terror suspects

By Melissa Bell  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, London, Olympics

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/19/2012

What are SOPA and PIPA? Education about the bills continues after online protests

Education about the bills continues after online protests.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, SOPA, PIPA

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Kodak declares bankruptcy: The company that captured the 20th century (Photos)

The company that defined America in the 20th century could not make it in the 21st-century digital world.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:37 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Kodak, Bankruptcy

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Students cross a damaged suspension bridge on their way to school. Guess where?

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 01/19/2012

SOPA and the ‘angry nerds’: Jon Stewart weighs in (Video)

After an outpouring of Internet protests, Jon Stewart wades into the SOPA debates

By Melissa Bell  |  08:21 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, SOPA, PIPA, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Sudan facing possible famine, warns U.S. envoy

Half a million people could be affected.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Sudan, famine

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 01/18/2012

What Internet censorship looks like around the world

SOPA-style Internet censorship isn’t just an American affair.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:41 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Internet censorship, SOPA

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/18/2012

SOPA-PIPA protests: A list of alternatives for blacked out sites like Wikipedia and Craigslist

Here is a list of alternatives to turn to during these darkened days.

By Justin Bank  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Chicago teens charged in beating after video spreads on YouTube

Chicago police charged seven teens after a video of them beating another teen went viral.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Chicago, beating, YouTube

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Seattle weather: Less snow in the city, but a storm in other parts of the state

Seattle will get less than 6 inches of snow, but other parts of western Washington won’t be so lucky.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Seattle, Portland, weather, snowstorm

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/18/2012

SOPA blackout: As Wikipedia goes dark for a day, #altwiki has answers

As Wikipedia goes dark, #altwiki takes its place for a day.

By Elizabeth Flock and Mark Luckie  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Wikipedia, SOPA, PIPA, #altwiki

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

The cavalry comes on camels. Guess where?

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Cruise liner captain Francesco Schettino says he abandoned ship by accident

Francesco Schettino says he slipped and fell into a lifeboat.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:41 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Italy, Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 01/18/2012

The prostitution economy, in one big map

There are 42 million prostitutes in the world. A map shows where they live.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:53 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, prostitution, maps

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Meteorite from Mars fell in Morocco, scientists say

The meteorite fireball was first seen in the sky six months ago, but not discovered until December.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Space, meteorite, Mars, NASA

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/17/2012

South Korea clones American dog for $50K after his death

A New York-based woman paid $50,000 for a clone of her deceased pet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, South Korea, cloning

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Wikipedia Blackout: An #altwiki Band-Aid

When Wikipedia goes dark on Wednesday, a few media organizations are trying a one-day crowdsourcing alternative: #altwiki.

By David Beard  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Wikipedia, SOPA, PIPA, Stop Online Piracy Act, Protect IP Act

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Burger King tests out delivery service: What other businesses should deliver?

What other businesses should deliver?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Burger King, delivery

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Occupy Wall Street could go broke within a month

The Occupy movement is running out of money.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, donations

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Iran removes Barbie doll from shelves — what else do ‘morality police’ do?

Cracking down on Barbie is just one of many duties of Iran’s morality police.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

A man rides his horse through a bonfire to purify the animal.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Costa Concordia transcripts of calls between coast guard and captain: ‘You’ve abandoned ship?’ (Audio)

The captain of the Costa Concordia was ordered by the coast guard to return to his sinking ship,

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Italy, Costa Cruises, Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, phone transcripts

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Wikipedia blackout coming Wednesday, says co-founder Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia will black out its Web site Wednesday to protest SOPA, the of anti-piracy legislation that’s being considered by Congress.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  09:43 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Seattle weather: Heaviest snowfall in decades heading northwest

A blizzard is headed to Seattle Wednesday. It is expected to dump more than 12 inches of snow.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Seattle, snow

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a dream’ speech delivered by school children

Every year schoolchildren read out loud the Martin Luther King Jr. speech “I have a dream” on the steps of the Lincoln Monument

By Melissa Bell  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Golden Globes 2012 a huge hit in Iran

The win for best foreign film meant a late night for Iranians watching to see their countrymen take home a Golden Globe.

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Golden Globes, Iran

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Huntington’s disease kills nine-year-old Kathleen Edward, bullied girl (Video)

Huntington’s disease kills nine-year-old Kathleen Edward, bullied girl

By Melissa Bell  |  05:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Kathleen Edwards, Facebook, Reddit

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Eric James Borges, gay teen who made ‘It Gets Better’ video, commits suicide

Eric James Borges was 19, and worked at an LGBT suicide prevention center.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:11 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Stephen Colbert is not running for president, but he does want to school you (Video)

Stephen Colbert and Trevor Potter use their two-man act to extend the legacy of ‘An Amendment to Be.’

By Justin Bank  |  04:23 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 01/13/2012

The trees of the United States in one handy map

Where are the trees of the United States?

By Melissa Bell  |  02:55 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/13/2012

A Facebook girlfriend can be yours, for just $5

A new post on the Web site Fiverr suggests you can get yourself a Facebook girlfriend for just a few dollars.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Facebook, relationships, Cloud Girlfriend

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Apple store egged in China for canceling iPhone launch

Customers threw eggs at a flagship Apple store in Beijing today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Apple, iPhone, Foxconn, suicides

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Ahmadinejad meets Fidel Castro, who is ‘healthy and fit’ (photo)

The Iranian leader declared Castro ‘healthy and fit.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro, photos

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 01/13/2012

San Pedro Sula, Honduras is the world’s most violent place

For the first time in three years, the city surpassed the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.

By Nick Miroff  |  07:49 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Honduras, San Pedro Sula, violence, rankings

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Year of the Dragon: Chinese debate if national stamp sends out wrong message

China is going through a p.r. crisis over how to present the image of the dragon to the West

By Melissa Bell  |  07:05 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Year of the Dragon, Chinese New Year

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Israeli, Saudi hackers in confusing credit card publishing war

A Saudi hacker has retaliated against an Israeli hacker who was retaliating against a Saudi one.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:07 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Do Gulf tiger sharks walk on land?

Study prompted by findings that some tiger sharks had consumed land birds such as woodpeckers, swallows, tanagers and meadowlarks.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, tiger sharks

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Alaska snowstorm: Winter is coming (video)

Alaska is on pace for its snowiest winter yet. The rest of the country may be next.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:39 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Alaska, Anchorage, snowstorms

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/12/2012

North Korea reportedly to punish those who didn’t properly mourn Kim Jong-Il

Some who did not properly mourn the death of Kim Jong-Il will be sent to labor training or reeducation camps, the Daily NK reported.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, Kim Jong-Il, mourning

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Super Bowl antiabortion ads, Web site ramps up as Roe vs. Wade anniversary approaches

The site and ads are out as the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade approaches.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, abortion, Roe vs. Wade, Super Bowl

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

The biggest copy of the Koran was unveiled at a ceremony today. Guess where?

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/12/2012

In Greece, poor parents are abandoning their children

Parents says the country’s financial crisis is to blame.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Greece, financial crisis, homelessness

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Amazon girl burned alive by loggers: one story among hundreds of unreported deaths

Loggers in Brazil captured an eight-year-old is from of one of the last uncontacted tribes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Brazil, Amazon, uncontacted tribes, deforestation, loggers

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Breast implants: Fifty long, strange years

Fifty years ago, a team of doctors found that silicon could be used to enhance the size, shape and feel of breasts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:08 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/12/2012

In Afghanistan, ‘the most expensive chicken in the world’

Soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Rifles regiment of the British army buy local livestock for a hefty price.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:57 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Polio focus leaves other diseases behind

By Simon Denyer  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BlogPost

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Girl Scout Cookies boycott sought by teen after organization admits transgender child

A teenaged girl scout is calling for the boycott because the organization has included a transgender child.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Girl Scouts, Girl Scout cookies, transgender

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Where memes begin: An interview with Josh Fonner, whose photo was used for two popular memes

An interview with Josh Fonner, whose photo was used for two popular memes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Internet culture, memes, Josh Fronner

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Lovers engrave their names on a padlock and throw the key into a river.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Sharia law ban: Is Oklahoma’s proposal discriminatory or needed?

A federal appeals court says that the state’s move to ban Sharia law in its courtrooms discriminates against Islam.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Oklahoma, Sharia law

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated on same date Iranian professor killed in 2010

His death falls on the same date an Iranian professor was similarly assassinated in 2010.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, nuclear program, assassinations

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Gilles Jacquier, French journalist, killed in Syria

A French journalist was killed during a government tour in Syria.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilles Jacquier, Syria, Media

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Doomsday Clock kicks off more conspiracy theories

The Doomsday Clock moved a minute closer to midnight. Are we doomed?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Doomsday Clock, apocalypse

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Occupy Wall Street reclaims Zuccotti Park

Police removed barricades to the park Tuesday night.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:47 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, NYCLU

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Dark matter of the universe, in three giant maps

A side of the universe largely unknown to us became just a little bit clearer today after scientists released the largest scale renderings of dark matter yet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:02 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Science, dark matter, maps

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Twinkie’s twilight? Hostess Brands files for bankruptcy

Irving, Texas-based Hostess again filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Hostess Brands, Chapter11, Twinkies

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Polish colonel shoots himself in head at news conference

A Polish colonel facing accusations of “illegal actions” shot himself during a news conference Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Poland, Mikolaj Przybyl, Lech Kaczynsk, suicides

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/10/2012

University of Johannesburg stampede: Is African higher education in crisis?

One woman was killed and 20 people were injured in the stampede.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, South Africa, University of Johannesburg, stampedes, higher education

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

We hope you won’t need to meditate for very long on today’s photo.

By Greg Linch  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day: What in the world

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A holiday that almost never was

If some politicians had had their way, we would not be honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, histories

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Ahmadinejad and Chavez joke about having atomic bomb

In a joint news conference in Caracas on Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez joked about having an atomic bomb at their fingertips.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Venezuela, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, nuclear program

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Google is ‘a spying tool,’ Iran police chief says

Iran’s police chief said a national Internet is being created for the security of people’s information.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:38 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Google, spying

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Salman Rushdie’s visit to Jaipur festival protested by Islamic clerics

Salman Rushdie has said he will attend the Jaipur literature festival in late January, despite efforts from Islamic clerics to keep him from entering India.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Salman Rushdie, Jaipur Literature Festival

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Mickey Mouse tweet lands Egyptian billionaire in court

A tweet about Mickey Mouse and Islam lands Naguib Sawiris in court.

By Leila Fadel  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, Mickey Mouse, Twitter

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Saudi man tries to sell his son on Facebook for $20 million

Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry resorted to child trafficking so that he and his wife and daughter could avoid “living in poverty.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, Facebook, child trafficking

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Occupy New Hampshire stages die-in

Protesters participating in “Occupy New Hampshire Primaries” are staging a “die-in” outside President Obama’s New Hampshire headquarters.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:43 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy New Hampshire, die-in

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 01/09/2012

South Korean military goes crazy over a girl band (video)

A visit from a pop star girl group gave a big morale boost to the South Korean military.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:39 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, South Korea, K-pop

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Dog owned by Florida woman, killed by alleged drunk driver, is rescued swimming in Gulf of Mexico (video)

A day after a Florida woman was killed by a drunk driver while walking her dog, Barney, the frightened canine was found swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, drunk driving, dogs

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Pennsylvania cops do not have immunity from charges of urine, pepper spray torture

A woman accusing police of urinating on her can move forward with her case, a Pennsylvania judge rules

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Pennsylvania, sovereign immunity, lawsuits

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

A man plunges into a frozen river, perhaps while channeling Harry Potter. Where is he?

By Greg Linch  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day: What in the world

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Occupy Nigeria: Police, protesters clash as nationwide strike paralyzes country

Police and protesters clashed Monday, leaving one dead and more than a dozen injured.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Nigeria, strike, fuel subsidy, corruption

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Dispatch from Afghanistan: ‘Our patrol got attacked by Taliban’

The Post’s Anup Kaphle sends a dispatch from Afghanistan.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Taliban

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Malaysian opposition leader acquitted of sodomy charges — a boost for gay rights in the country?

Could it indicate coming reform for gay rights in the country?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Malaysia, sodomy laws

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/06/2012

‘Israeli lefty cats’ make light of tough issues in Israeli politics

A meme started by left-wing Israelis has gone viral.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, memes

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/06/2012

As Stephen Hawking turns 70, six life lessons you should learn from him

Six lessons Hawking has taught us in his 70 years on Earth.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Stephen Hawking

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

Today’s photo shows a religious parade. Maybe the answer will come to you suddenly.

By Greg Linch  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day: What in the world

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Sweden’s citizen-run Twitter account: The wildest tweets

Last month, Sweden turned its official Twitter account over to its citizens.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Sweden, Twitter

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Bluefin tuna bought for record $735K to ‘lift up Japan’s spirits’

A bluefin tuna was bought for over $735,000 in Tokyo’s renowned Tsukiji market by a local man because he wanted to give the country a morale boost post-tsunami.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:38 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, bluefin tuna, Japn earthquake and tsunami

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Rumor of N. Korean nuclear explosion prompts brief stock panic in South

Report that nuclear explosion occurred appears false, officials say; S. Korean market nose-dives, then recovers.

By Chico Harlan  |  07:27 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, South Korea

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Syrian protesters emboldened by sight of themselves on al-Jazeera (video)

In a new video from the city of Hama, Syrian protesters are shown watching themselves live on al-Jazeera on a big screen

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, protesters, al-Jazeera

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Video shows bus plunging off ‘world’s most dangerous road’

A video has emerged showing a bus crashing down a ravine on the most dangerous road in the world, in Bolivia.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bolivia, Camino de la Muerte

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

This “Occupy” protest started seven months ago. Where is it?

By Greg Linch  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day: What in the world

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/05/2012

India’s tigers to be protected by armed commandos

Armed commandos will now patrol the jungles of southern India to stop poachers from capturing and killing endangered tigers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, tigers, poaching

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/05/2012

A pellet gun mistaken by police for a real gun led to death of 15-year-old (Video)

Police mistook a pellet gun for a real gun and shot and killed the 15-year-old who wielded it (Video)

By Melissa Bell  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Jamie Gonzalez, Brownsville, Pellet Gun

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Tex. teen mistakenly deported to Colombia assumed false identity

U.S. Immigration and Customs says the Texas teen was deported because she assumed a false identity as a Colombian woman.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Texas, deportation, Colombia

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2012

British MP Diane Abbott accused of racism for tweet

British MP Diane Abbott made a controversial statement Wednesday she now says was taken out of context.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Diane Abbott, Twitter

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Brazil flooding triggers landslides (video)

 Heavy rains in southeast Brazil caused severe flooding on Wednesday, triggering landslides and leaving at least seven people dead.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:49 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Brazil, flooding, landslides

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 01/05/2012

North Korea coup rumors fueled by Chinese social media

Rumors of a coup against new North Korean leader Kim Jung Eun have been pushed along by China’s social media sites.

By Chico Harlan  |  09:34 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, Kim Jong Eun, China

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Casey Anthony resurfaces for first time in video diary

Casey Anthony has spoken out for the first time since she was acquitted of murdering her daughter.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:59 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Casey Anthony, video diary, YouTube

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Cuba blames Twitter, seemingly hapless Spanish tweeter, for Castro death rumor

State media Wednesday accused Twitter of helping spread a rumor that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Twitter

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Youssou N’dour to run for Senegal presidency: Will he fare better than other wannabe singer-politicians?

Will N’dour’s extraordinary fan base translate into votes?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Senegal, Youssou N’dour, Abdoulaye Wade, presidential run

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

It’s the new year, and all across the world, people are marking the occasion in their own way.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day: What in the world

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Bangladeshi jailed for Facebook post on prime minister, and 7 other posts that got people arrested

Facebook posts have landed a number of people in jail.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bangladesh, Facebook

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Quadrantid meteor shower thrills and chills viewers; still visible Thursday morning

Though the peak hit Wednesday morning, the Quadrantid meteor shower will still be visible early Thursday morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Quadrantid meteor shower, NASA

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Quadrantid meteor shower thrills and chills viewers; still visible Thursday morning

Though the peak hit Wednesday morning, the Quadrantid meteor shower will still be visible early Thursday morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Quadrantid meteor shower, NASA

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Edith and Carolyn celebrities of Iowa caucus after solving mystery of missing votes

Edith Pfeffer and Carolyn Tallet became the late-night stars of the Iowa caucuses last night after CNN woke them up to help solve the mystery of missing votes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Iowa caucuses, CNN After Dark, Edith and Carolyn

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/04/2012

‘Hasselhoff crab’ discovered in Antarctic deep-sea vents

In their first exploration of deep-sea vents in the Antarctic; scientists discovered a new type of Yeti crab they’ve dubbed a “Hasselhoff crab.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Antactica, yeti crab, Hasselhoff crab, deep-sea vents

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 01/04/2012

PostSecret iPhone app shut down due to 'threatening' and 'pornographic' content

The app version of the popular PostSecret blog was shut down this week because ‘threatening’ and ‘pornographic’ content was being submitted.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:43 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Frank Warren, PostSecret, iPhone app

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Finnish fisherman upside down on ice (video)

A group of Finnish fisherman have posted a video of their recent ad­ven­ture ice fishing beneath the surface.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Finland, ice fishing

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Belarus has outlawed browsing foreign Web sites

Belarus has made browsing foreign Web sites a misdemeanor, the Library of Congress reports.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Belarus, web censorship

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Indonesians sew mouths shut in protest over deforestation

Twenty-eight Indonesians took an extreme measure this week to protest against deforestation on their island. They sewed their mouths shut.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Indonesia, protests

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Mt. Rainier killing sparks concern for war veterans

By Melissa Bell  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mt. Rainier, Benjamin Colton Barnes, PTSD

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Quadrantid meteor shower, first of the year, peaks tonight

The Quadrantid meteor shower will peak tonight. Skygazers say it could be this year’s best shower.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, meteor shower, Quadrantid

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Hungary loses ‘Republic’ in name, and protests fill capital

Tens of thousands of people protested against Hungary's new constitution in Budapest Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Hungary, protests

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Saudi hackers say they published Israeli credit card information

Credit card numbers and personal information from thousands of Israelis were published online Tuesday morning.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Saudi Arabia, hackers

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

In today’s photo of the day, a man is shouting something to a person off-camera as a fire burns behind him.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:33 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day, What in the world

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Wendi Deng’s Twitter account a fake

After a few days of headline-making tweeting, the Twitter account “Wendi Deng” admits to being a joke.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Twitter, Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng

 

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